Ty Johnston

Biography

Originally from Kentucky, Ty Johnston is a former newspaper journalist. He lives near the East Coast with his wife, their beagle and house rabbit.

Blog: tyjohnston.blogspot.com

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
Alexandre Dumas pere, Stephen King, James Gardner, Ed McBain ... I could probably go on, but these are the ones who come to mind. My opinion changes from time to time, but the four gentlemen listed are usually right near the top for me.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Usually the beagle pawing at me because she wants to be fed and to go outside.
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Where to find Ty Johnston online


Books

The Horrors of Bond Trilogy Omnibus
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Series: Kron Darkbow, Book 10 · The Horrors of Bond Trilogy, Book 5. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 320,470. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Ty Johnston’s most popular character, the black-clad Kron Darkbow, returns for another trilogy – an epic fantasy of treachery, terror, madness and magic. This omnibus edition brings together all three novels of The Horrors of Bond trilogy: Ghosts of the Asylum Demon Chains The Company of Seven
The Company of Seven (Book III of The Horrors of Bond Trilogy)
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Series: Kron Darkbow, Book 9 · The Horrors of Bond Trilogy, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 151,620. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
An undead mage thousands of years old slinks through the city of Bond. Rising up from beneath the soil, he soon finds himself allied with escaped fugitives from the Prisonlands, a former knight, a pair of assassins and the chief of thieves. Each has their own wants, their own goals, but the wizard's are the most deadly to the citizens of Bond, and he refuses to be denied his destiny.
The Shieldbreaker Collection
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Series: Shieldbreaker, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,240. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Lerebus Shieldbreaker is a warrior with no past and no future. His family is no more, his clan slain while he is a boy. Trained as a hunter, he hides among mountains, tracking those he believes responsible. Originally a five-part e-book series.
Shieldbreaker: Episode 5: Following Bayne
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Series: Shieldbreaker, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,220. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Sent back in time nearly two thousands to find the ancient warrior Bayne kul Kanon, Lerebus Shieldbreaker knows no end to his troubles. An army of Trodan soldiers march the land, ready to capture or slay any perceived enemies, while slave traders seek to add to their number of gladiators. Lerebus must get past them all.
Shieldbreaker: Episode 4: The Slave Pits of Mogus Potere
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Series: Shieldbreaker, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,640. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The king of Kobalos is no more, but the new ruler and the nation still must pick up the pieces. To this end, Sergeant Lerebus Shieldbreaker leads a squad into the depths of the city's dungeons in order to clear out rumored monsters and to negate magical wards laid down by the old king. However, Lerebus soon finds more than monsters and magic below the castle when an old enemy appears.
Shieldbreaker: Episode 3: Betrayal of the Self
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Series: Shieldbreaker, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,060. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Lerebus Shieldbreaker might be the personal body guard to Corvin Verkain, a prince of Kobalos, but what to do when the king himself decides all his children must die? And this is no ordinary king, but the famed Lord Verkain, one of the most powerful wizards known to the world. The only hope is in flight and possible exile, but Corvin will not leave Kobalos without attempting to save his brother.
Shieldbreaker: Episode 2: An End to Rage
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Series: Shieldbreaker, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,220. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
He has hidden among the mountains for years, but now his enemies have come looking for him. Yet the Kobalan soldiers Lerebus Shieldbreaker hates are not out to slay him, but to capture him, to bring him before their captain who has a peace offering to make. If Lerebus will only help them track down one of their own, a general gone rogue.
Shieldbreaker: Episode 1: Road of the Sword
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Series: Shieldbreaker, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,210. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A hunting trip with his father ends in tragedy for a young Lerebus, a figure destined to become a warrior. His family dead, his village in pieces, the young man sets out on the road of the sword, the road of vengeance. This is the beginning of his tale, the start of what made the man who would become Lerebus Shieldbreaker. This is a short story of approximately 3,500 words.
Mage Hunter Omnibus
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Series: Mage Hunter, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,990. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
War has come to northern Ursia. The barbarian Dartague have stormed down from the mountains to seek vengeance for encroachments upon their lands and culture. In this mess, Sergeant Guthrie Hackett finds himself alone after his squad has been slaughtered.
The Storm
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 105,010. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Unfortunately for 10-year-old Billy, his special abilities can't remain a secret forever, and a stormy darkness gathers around the small Kentucky town where Billy lives. Within this storm is a stranger with powers of his own to raise the dead and have them do his bidding. This stranger wants Billy's powers for himself, and he does not come alone.
Mage Hunter: Episode 5: Changeless Fate
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Series: Mage Hunter, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,020. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The defeat of the barbaric Dartague looks imminent, but once more Guthrie Hackett is sent forth on a mission to hunt down the witches of the barbarians. Now almost assured that the two knights traveling with him know of his magical talents, a crime in his homeland, Guthrie fears not only the enemy, but those who are allies.
Mage Hunter: Episode 4: Hammered Iron
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Series: Mage Hunter, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,200. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A prisoner of Lord Verkain, King of Kobalos, Sergeant Guthrie Hackett seeks escape, but he soon suspects his two knightly companions know of his magical abilities, which would be a death sentence in his native land of Ursia.
Mage Hunter: Episode 3: Bared Blades
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Series: Mage Hunter, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,380. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
With Sergeant Guthrie Hackett ordered to act as guide, two knights trek into the mountains and head for the camp of a wyrd woman, a barbaric witch. What they discover is an unexpected figure behind the recent war, one who has the potential to make matters far more complex and much worse for the Ursians.
Mage Hunter: Episode 2: Sundered Shields
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Series: Mage Hunter, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,660. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
It is war. Setting off alone into the wilds, Sergeant Guthrie Hackett hopes to save a captain of the northern Ursian militia who has been captured by the barbaric enemy Dartague. ---------------------------------- Now available Mage Hunter: Blooded Snow Mage Hunter: Sundered Shields Mage Hunter: Bared Blades Mage Hunter: Hammered Iron Mage Hunter: Changeless Fate
Mage Hunter: Episode 1: Blooded Snow
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Series: Mage Hunter, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 20,930. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
A hunt for raiding barbarians turns upon the hunters. His squad mates slain, Sergeant Guthrie Hackett finds himself alone in the winter wilderness on the border between his homeland and a nation of barbarians. He discovers the Dartague have a new leader, a wyrd woman who is behind the border assault. Worse yet for the sergeant, he has fallen under the attention of an ice witch.
Five Tales from the Rusty Scabbard
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Series: Kron Darkbow, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,160. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Five short stories from the author's Ursian Chronicles series of epic fantasy tales: Deep in the Land of the Ice and Snow Road of the Sword Six Swords, One Skeleton and a Sewer Blade and Flame Kron Darkbow
Demon Chains (Book II of The Horrors of Bond Trilogy)
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Series: Kron Darkbow, Book 6 · The Horrors of Bond Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,090. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A murderer stalks the streets of the city of Bond. The killer leaves behind tortured and twisted bodies that have been ripped apart, often after the most horrible of violations. No one is immune to this stalker's depredations, including children. Especially children. It falls upon Kron Darkbow to hunt this killer, but he soon realizes there is more than one culprit, a dark mage at demon in league.
Sands of Time (a John Dee collection)
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Series: John Dee Chronicles, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,340. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Cursed by Heaven and Hell, the Mage of Many Names wanders the ages from land to land, his ways often mysterious, his goals changing with events and his moods. From ancient Rome to modern Iraq and then to worlds beyond, he goes by names such as Simon Magus, John Dee, and many others. Within this collection are 16 short stories.
Carcass and Mallet (a John Dee tale)
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Series: John Dee Chronicles, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,200. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In 643 A.D. the armies of Islam have spread across Persia, bringing faith and flame. Seeking vengeance for the betrayal of his king and his men, a Persian officer hunts after a treacherous sorcerer only to discover his target might hold the potential to thwart the much larger enemy. Sorcery and antiquity collide as warrior and mage seek aid from the far past of Persia's might.
The Kobalos Trilogy Omnibus
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Series: The Kobalos Trilogy, Book 5 · Kron Darkbow, Book 7. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 234,080. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Three novels in one! And includes a continent map. Collects The Kobalos Trilogy into one format. Features the novels: City of Rogues, Road to Wrath, and Dark King of the North.
100 Years of Blood
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,480. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
During the early years of the 20th Century, a servant of an English lord arrives in an isolated county among the hills of Appalachia and begins work on a house large enough and fine enough for retiring nobility. For retirement seems to be the goal of Richard Abingdon. Retirement from the nobility, retirement from the world, retirement from life.
100 Web Sites for Fiction Writers
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,060. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
With the advent of digital publishing, more and more people are turning to writing as a hobby and as a way to make a living. But where to start? Beginning writers, especially fiction writers, often have a lot of questions. To help answer those questions, author Ty Johnston has scoured the Web for 100 sites that can be of help to fiction writers.
Interludes: seven tales of the fantastic
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,700. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Science fiction, fantasy, horror, all the speculative fiction genres are to be found within Interludes, a collection of six short stories and one novelette. Meet terrors of the night, see a possible future on Mars, laugh at a fractured fairy tale, and more.
Beneath a Persian Sun (a John Dee tale)
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Series: John Dee Chronicles, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 5,250. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
The year is 2003 and the place is Baghdad, Iraq. U.S. forces have invaded and looting has rampaged across the city. Into this chaos arrives a mysterious figure dressed in gray and his companion, a history professor. The two venture into the depths of the National Museum in search of an ancient relic. "Beneath a Persian Sun" is a short story of dark historical and religious fantasy, and horror.
100 Days of Fantasy
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,080. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Fantasy author Ty Johnston spent 100 days looking back upon books that have influenced him as a writer over the years. He goes into his memories and opinions about 100 books, one for each day, not all of them in the fantasy genre or even speculative in nature, but also including non-fiction books, comic books, graphic novels and more.
Six Swords, One Skeleton and a Sewer (Prequel to The Horrors of Bond Trilogy)
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Series: The Horrors of Bond Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,060. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Corporal Lidra doesn't care much for her job in the Bond City Guard, but when an ancient temple is unearthed, she does her duty and leads a squad of five into the depths of the city. What she and her fellow guards discover lurking beneath the streets is the hint of a mystery they might only barely survive, let alone try to understand.
Ghosts of the Asylum (Book I of The Horrors of Bond Trilogy)
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Series: Kron Darkbow, Book 5 · The Horrors of Bond Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,300. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Riots rage on the streets of Bond. Behind the scenes, a core of guilds master grasp at gaining power, deciding that slaying Kron Darkbow would give them more recognition on the streets. But Kron has something to say about that, as do the ghosts inhabiting his new property, the Asylum, where a hundred men, the mad and their guards, were slain during a magical mishap a year earlier.
The Sword of Bayne
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Series: The Sword of Bayne, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 125,970. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
This Omnibus edition of "The Sword of Bayne" collects three novellas of the adventures of warrior Bayne kul Kanon. Here you will find "Bayne's Climb," "A Thousand Wounds," and "Under the Mountain" in one collection.
The Castle of Endless Woe
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,260. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Orphaned by the death of her wizard father, a 12-year-old girl finds herself trapped in servitude and traveling to an abandoned castle in the hinterlands. Among the group assigned to returning life to the castle, she finds her only friend in a barbarian warrior. But then he goes missing, and the castle itself seems to be coming alive in a manner most chill.
The Impulse to Punish (a John Dee tale)
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Series: John Dee Chronicles, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,010. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The year is 2169 and Mars has been transformed into a world not unlike rural America. Small towns. Farms. Churches. Dr. John Simon arrives from Earth, ready to take on the job of administering to the citizens of Milton Colony. Only the doctor soon discovers those who break the laws and morals of the colony are branded, quite literally, as their punishment. This the doctor cannot abide.
Under the Mountain: Book III of The Sword of Bayne
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Series: The Sword of Bayne, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,420. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Bayne kul Kanon has climbed the mountain and traveled to another world. He has learned the secrets of his past, and he has suffered for gaining such knowledge. He has been broken, the scars of a thousand wounds layering every inch of his body. But he wanders on, enraged. Returning to the world of Ursia, he forges ahead on another quest, a search for an old friend, a priest of the god Ashal.
A Thousand Wounds: Book II of The Sword of Bayne
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Series: The Sword of Bayne, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,210. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Bayne kul Kanon has passed the mountain, but now the wandering warrior finds another world opening before him. Odd lands, odd people and the oddest of rules and beliefs confront him. It is a world seemingly run by a madman, yet it might hold truths about the secrets of Bayne's past, present and possibly even his future.
Blade and Flame (Prequel to The Kobalos Trilogy)
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Series: The Kobalos Trilogy, Book 4 · Kron Darkbow, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,580. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2010. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Kuthius Tallerus might be old and sick, but as a sergeant of the Prisonlands border wardens he still has a job to do when a pair of exiles escape with help from the outside world. Leading a squad of wardens, including his nephew the scout, Kuthius sets out in pursuit of the fugitives, eventually discovering this was no simple escape plan.
More Than Kin
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,710. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Walt Johnson has been a rolling stone most of his life, moving from town to town and living on the edge of homelessness. Now he has run out of time as lung cancer has left him only months to live. Walt begins a quest to find the son with whom he lost contact decades earlier. Out of money, he gets a job at a small-town restaurant in an attempt to save enough to buy a bus ticket to find his son.
Bayne's Climb: Book I of The Sword of Bayne
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Series: The Sword of Bayne, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 40,050. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2010. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Bayne kul Kanon pursues a dark wizard across a decade and eventually up a mountain path, and when the path runs out, up the side of the mountain itself. Why does Bayne seek this wizard? Because Bayne is a warrior without a past. Ten years earlier he woke amid battle with no memories, his only ally the wizard. His enemies, numberless.
Sever, Slice and Stab: 20 Tales of Horror
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,830. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2010. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
20 horror short stories from author Ty Johnston. Sever, Slice and Stab gathers together 18 tales published in three separate e-books, the first titled Sever, another titled Slice, and the third titled Stab. Also included are two new stories. Inside you will find tales of ancient evils, modern terrors, serial killers, the walking dead, a touch of science fiction and much, much more.
STAB: six tales of horror
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 20,090. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2010. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Survivors of a zombie apocalypse must survive one another. A mage turned biker faces a showdown from within his own gang. An 1880s preacher has his own unique version of baptism. A year after Vesuvius erupts, treasure seekers dig. A woman’s past brings death to her wedding. A farmer finds an unknown, ancient artifact in his field.
American Crossroads
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,260. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2010. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Five short stories of turning points. Kings of 772: A group of buddies gather for beer and poker. Cadillac Dreams: She saw him on the side of the road and had to pick him up. Just Like Fourth of July: A mother and daughter's day will end in a way never imagined. Steven Spielberg and The Magic Box: A young writer meets a famed movie director. Lesson of the Samurai: A soldier comes home from Iraq.
Slice: Seven Tales of Horror
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,370. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2010. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Tales of the dead, or those who wish they were dead, can be found here. As well as stories of the unusual from other times and places. Serial killers, zombies, and that which is ... unknown ... find a home within these pages. Will you join them?
Dark King of the North (Book III of the Kobalos Trilogy)
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Series: The Kobalos Trilogy, Book 3 · Kron Darkbow, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,100. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2009. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Kron Darkbow and companions have survived the mean streets of the city of Bond and the dangers of the Prison Lands, but now they dare to journey into Kobalos, a dark northern land ruled by King Verkain. It is in Kobalos, in the darkest of hours, alone with enemies all around, Darkbow becomes the last hope for all. But to defeat his foes, first he must learn to defeat his own rage.
Road to Wrath (Book II of the Kobalos trilogy)
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Series: The Kobalos Trilogy, Book 2 · Kron Darkbow, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,790. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2009. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Book II of the Kobalos trilogy. The adventure continues. After fleeing the city of Bond, Kron Darkbow and companions travel across countryside, over mountains and into the evils of the Prison Lands. Their mission? To confront the infamous Lord Verkain, king of Kobalos.
City of Rogues (Book I of the Kobalos trilogy)
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Series: The Kobalos Trilogy, Book 1 · Kron Darkbow, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 88,750. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2009. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00 from 1 review)
Kron Darkbow seeks vengeance, and he plans to have it no matter the costs. Returning to the city of his birth after 15 years, he hunts down the wizard responsible for the deaths of those he loved only to find out another was responsible for the murders. That other is Belgad the Liar, a former barbarian chieftan who is now boss of the city's underworld.
Sever: Five Tales of Horror
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,150. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2009. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A couple on a hiking trip stumbles across death in the woods. A private investigator with powers beyond the norm faces a ghost that won't go away. The crew of a spaceship finds a deadly stowaway. A serial killer's eyes are opened to his true self. A historical figure in Bohemia of the 1500s deals with an exorcism. All these tales can be found within.
Preludes: four stories of the fantastic
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,960. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2009. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Inside you'll discover a dragon and his ongoing relationship with a knight, a young writer and how she was affected by running into famed director Steven Spielberg, a dark fantasy set in 1800s Italy and the tale of a modern Native American youth struggling to prove his manhood.

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